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No, David! by David Shannon

No, David! (1998)

by David Shannon

Series: David (1)

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A great book to teach kids the meaning of "no." The author does a great job of creating little text on every page and over bearing us with illustrations that speak to their meanings. Little words can mean a lot especially when mom or dad say no. In his instance David is always found doing something wrong. Often times, kids don't understand the meaning of no and this is a great book to teach them just so. The author uses vivid and detailed illustrations and very large text to get her message across. The author also makes this a fun and educational lesson. ( )
  eoertl1 | Dec 11, 2014 |
This children's book is about a little boy David who breaks all of his mother's rules at home. He chews with his mouth open, and jumps on the furniture, spills food on the floors, and breaks his mother's things in the house. All David ever hears is, "No, David!".

This is a humorous story that many children can relate to. We all have broken our parents rules and this shows someone who is in the extreme case. The book is written in a very engaging way with beautiful illustrations. By the end of the book everyone will be saying "No, David!". ( )
  mnorth2 | Dec 9, 2014 |
David's mom always seems to tell him no
  Kristin1993 | Dec 9, 2014 |
Very good illustrations. Teaches that although he's always getting in trouble his mothers love will always remain unconditional.
  cadyVdean | Dec 8, 2014 |
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  Enessa | Dec 6, 2014 |
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The story "No, David!" is a story about a little troublemaker named David. David gets in all sorts of trouble and tends to break everything in his home. However, his parent(s) reaction and discipline for his bad behavior is just "No, David!" David sees no wrong in his misbehavior, but finds it fun and entertaining for him. Does David learn his lesson and starts to behave? Read and find out. This is a great story to read to children who struggle to pay attention in class. It is an easy read with simple and repetitve text.
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Parents will be quick to jump to the conclusion that there can be nothing appealing in a tale of an ugly kid who breaks things. And certainly--from that adult perspective--there's something off-putting about the illustrations of David, with his potato head, feral eyes, and a maniacal grin that exposes ferociously pointed teeth. But 3- and 4-year-olds see things differently, and will find his relentless badness both funny and liberating. "No, David," wails the off-stage mother, as David reaches for the cookie jar. "No! No! No!" as he makes a swamp out of the bathroom. "Come back here, David!" as he runs naked down the street. Each vivid double-page illustration is devoted to a different youthful indiscretion and a different vain parental plea. Readers will be amused to know that the protagonist's name is no accident: award-winning writer-illustrator David Shannon wrote the book after discovering a similar effort that he had made, again with himself at the center of each drawing, at the age of 5. (Ages 3 to 6) --Richard Farr

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A young boy is depicted doing a variety of naughty things for which he is repeatedly admonished, but finally he gets a hug.

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